Hands-On Science Series
Simple Machines, Years 7-10
The best way for students to learn science is by actually doing science. With Hands-On Science: Simple Machines, students will investigate the concepts of force, work, power, efficiency and mechanical advantage. They will experience how simple machines, such as ramps, wedges, levers, pulleys and gears, operate. See your students begin to appreciate the diverse application of simple machines and how they are used in everyday life. High-interest activities promote important critical-thinking and science-process skills.
Give your learners the excitement of exploration. Engage their minds as they observe, investigate and examine the wonders of simple machines with these fun, hands-on lessons! Experiments include How Does a Ramp Work as a Simple Machine?, What Mechanical Advantage Do You Have in Your Bicycle? and How Much Power Do You Have in Your Legs? Simple Machines provides low-cost activities that increase conceptual understanding. With this newly updated resource, you get
- seventeen hands-on activities in which students manipulate equipment, interpret data, evaluate experimental design and apply scientific methods
- safety-tested activities that add relevance to your classes using common materials and inexpensive equipment
- rich, engaging projects that correlate with Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions for Years 7–10, that are easily integrated into any physical science or physics classroom
- Complete teacher support including detailed teacher notes, materials lists, safety tips, scoring rubrics and more.
|Publish date||2011-02-01 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||J. Weston Walch, Publisher|
|Key Learning Area||Cross-Curricular|